Ongoing

Gift Certificates / Ticket Vouchers for DNA’s Comedy Lab

Think of this gift as a light at the end of a tunnel--your investment in a future filled with laughter and Friday night happy hours again! One way to support our small business in the face of COVID-19 is to purchase a gift certificate now for services you will use once restrictions on public gatherings are lifted.Thank you and take care out there!

Sempervirens Falls Hike (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

This beautiful hike takes you by Sempervirens Falls, old-growth redwoods, Ohlone grinding rocks, the birthplace of Big Basin, and more! Join docent Hal Anjo on this 4-mile, 3-hour hike. Bring water and snacks. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883

Coast Nature Walk (CANCELED)

1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States 1401 Coast Rd

We will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the spectacular coastal bluffs on this 2-mile family-friendly walk. Bring water, hat, closed toe shoes, and layered clothing. Meet at interpretive center. Trail stroller accessible. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

Castle Rock Loop Hike (CANCELED)

15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA, 95033, United States 14998 Skyline Blvd

On this 1-mile, 1-hour interactive journey we will discuss the various park ecosystems, Ohlone history, Black Oak ecology, wildfire, and more. Bring water, closed toe shoes, snacks, and a camera. Meet at kiosk. No pets. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 291-8273.

POSTPONED-Hummingbird Day at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum

Arboretum

Hummingbird Day Event Postponed At the present moment, the Arboretum & Botanic Garden remains OPEN daily from 9am to 5pm. For additional information please check our website [email protected] or call the office at (831) 502-2998. Regardless of what humanity is currently wrestling with, the hummingbirds are very active in the gardens and the Arboretum remains a wonderful place to reconnect with nature, to reset and get a welcome reprieve from the hustle and bustle of our modern world. More Info: https://arboretum.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/recurring-events/hummingbird-day/index.html

Future Garden Art & Science Exhibition

Arboretum

A major art and science project by Newton Harrison and his late wife and lifelong collaborator Helen Mayer Harrison, Future Garden, is now on view at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Internationally renowned eco-artists and UC Santa Cruz emeritus faculty, the Harrisons created a site-specific environmental art installation in the three geodesic domes and the surrounding garden at the Arboretum. Called Future Garden for the Central Coast of California, the installation, which Newton Harrison continues to evolve, transforms the newly refurbished domes at the Arboretum from relics of the past, steeped in 1970s era charm, into carriers of the future in response to the crisis of climate change. The Harrisons worked with scientists at UC Santa Cruz and botanists at the Arboretum, along with other artists, scientists, and visionaries, to create trial gardens within the domes in which native plant species are subjected to the temperatures and water conditions that scientists see for the region in the near future. The aim is to determine which plants are best able to thrive as the region warms and to propagate these species to create the scaffolding for more rapid regeneration of the local ecosystem as climates shift. As the Harrisons explained, the future for the rapidly warming planet lies in finding durable plant species that together create ecosystems that can continue to live and flourish as temperature increases. The geodesic domes of the Arboretum provide the perfect setting for imagining a future in the face of climate change. With their new gleaming white coverings, the ... Read More

CANCELED NORTHSIDE Magic By Numbers (For All Ages)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

In light of the recommendations by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, City officials made the very difficult decision to cancel Library events through Sunday, April 5 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. This decision was not made lightly. If you have any questions, please call us at 408-615-5500 Ta-da.... be amazed and thrilled with numbers! Acclaimed magician, Magical Nathaniel, will combine his math and theater background to present numerical miracles that will amaze and astound even the most skeptical of audiences, all while tying together and emphasizing the importance of participation in the 2020 census.  For All Ages but recommended for ages 4+. We will let parents decide what is appropriate for your child(ren). This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends. *** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waiting list after the doors open. Doors will close ten minutes after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity. *** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For 7 more information, call (831) 338-8883

OPEN: Solitary Garden Public Sculpture and Garden Project

Baskin Art Studios

The Institute of the Arts is Sciences is proud to present the participatory public sculpture and garden project Solitary Garden, by jackie sumell, November 5, 2019- December 6, 2020, located at the Baskin Art Studios. Solitary Garden features a sculpture made following the blueprint of a standard U.S. solitary confinement cell. Around the 6’ x 9’ cell grows a garden of flowers and vegetables, designed by Tim Young, currently incarcerated in San Quentin, and communicated via letters and drawings to the students and volunteers who are planting and tending the garden as his proxies. The intent of the project, as the artist and Tim Young explain, is to "imagine a landscape without prisons." Solitary Garden is part of Barring Freedom, a multi-faceted, 18-month project which includes exhibitions of art, events and workshops, and a multi-day symposium at UC Santa Cruz, “Visualizing Prison Abolition,” October 15-17, 2020. Barring Freedom brings together artists, activists, and scholars to imagine alternatives to our fundamentally flawed criminal justice system and to galvanize a broader public to address the broken promise of freedom and justice for all in the United States.

Old-Growth Redwood Tour (CANCELED)

101 N Big Trees Park Road, Felton, CA, 95018, United States 101 N Big Trees Park Rd

Are there different kinds of redwoods? How do coastal redwoods grow to become the tallest organisms on earth? Why are there so few old growth trees left? How important are banana slugs to the redwood ecosystems? Answer these questions and more every Saturday on our Redwood Grove Walks. One of our knowledgeable and friendly docents will lead you through the wondrous old growth forest and answer any questions you may have. Meet at the visitor center. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 335-7077.

Discover Big Basin Redwoods Hike! (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

Explore the park’s less travelled backcountry with Docent Barry Grimm. This moderately paced hike will be individually tailored to your group. Based on group size, experience level, and weather conditions, we will choose from the many trails that explore the park’s most scenic areas. Bring water and good hiking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Free event. Vehicle dayuse fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 338-8883.

Ranch Tours (CANCELED)

1401 Coast Road, Santa Cruz, CA, 95060, United States 1401 Coast Rd

Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water-powered machine shop, barns and other historic buildings. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For more information, call (831) 426-0505.

Redwood Grove Loop Walk (CANCELED)

21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, 95006, United States 21600 Big Basin Way

How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile stroll through a magnificent old-growth redwood forest. Meet the famous Mother Tree, the Father of the Forest and the incredible Chimney Tree on this 90-minute walk. Bring water and good walking shoes. Meet at park headquarters. Stroller and wheelchair accessible. Free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $10. For 7 more information, call (831) 338-8883

CANCELED NORTHSIDE: Math Bee (For Grades K-2 ONLY)

Northside Branch Library 695 Moreland Way, Santa Clara

In light of the recommendations by the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community, City officials made the very difficult decision to cancel Library events through Sunday, April 5 and extensions will be decided on a week to week basis. This decision was not made lightly. If you have any questions, please call us at 408-615-5500 Can you do multiplication and division with ease, but spelling them is not so easy? Then this is the program for you! Contestants will be competing in rounds where only those with the correct answers to our math problems can move forward. It’s like a spelling bee, but with math! For Grades K-2 ONLY! *** A ticket does not guarantee entry to the program if you do not arrive on time. Any leftover seats will be given away to the waitlist after the doors open. Doors will close immediately after the event begins or after the event reaches capacity. *** Your attendance to this program grants permission to the City of Santa Clara to take your photograph and/or your child's photograph for marketing purposes.

Taste of Terroir: Wine Dinner Series

Wrights Station Vineyards & Winery, 24250 Loma Prieta Avenue, Los Gatos, 95060, United States

Join the Summit wineries of the Santa Cruz Mountains at Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery for an unforgettable evening. Celebrate spring and sample wines of the Santa Cruz Mountains during a wine reception while bidding on wine lots in an exclusive silent auction. Following the reception, sit down for a local, farm-to-table dinner prepared by Wylder Space. Dine amongst the barrels in Wrights Station’s barrel room with Burrell School Vineyards & Winery, Muns Vineyard, Radonich Brothers Vineyards, Silver Mountain Vineyards, Wrights Station Vineyard & Winery and Villa del Monte Winery. Space is limited. Guests must be 21 and over to attend. All ticket sales are non-refundable. Menu Passed Appetizers Acorn Shortbread with dandelion pesto  Grilled Fillet of Beef with caramelized onion, Point Reyes blue cheese and balsamic reduction Chili Rubbed Shrimp with an orange butter reduction served on a spoon Vittles for the Table Chantenay carrot hummus, za’atar oil, sea salt crackers, orange marinated olives, chiagga and golden beets, crudités Wild Rocket Salad with warm goat cheese pucks, candied bacon, roasted Cipollini onion, minted honey and an edible flower Spring Beef Osso Bucco with green garlic puree and a green pea pistou Pan Seared Scallop with minted pea coulis and wild mushroom sauté Roasted Squash with caramelized onion and goat cheese, homemade yeast bread, drizzled in sherry-shallot and honey ​Sun Kissed Sweet Treat Grilled stone fruit, crème fraîche with a molasses drizzle

Flamenco Dancers

Gallery 1202 @ 7363 Monterey Street Gilroy, CA 95020

Gallery 1202 is proud to host the performance of Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes, she will be accompanied by a music duo from Spain, Diego Amador Jr., and Carlos de Jacoba. This is Savannah’s second tour at Gallery 1202, the last performance was sold out so make sure to purchase your tickets soon! Doors will open at 6:00, the performance will begin at 7. There will be refreshments, free wine tasting, and food. Tickets: https://www.gallery1202.com/events-and-press.

Tigers Be Still

Limelight Actors Theater @ 7341 Monterey St, Gilroy, CA 95020

Come out and enjoy Limelight Actors Theater’s first show of the year! Tickets are now on sale, shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, doors open at 7pm. TIGERS BE STILL is a comedy that follows the misadventures of Sherry Wickman, a young woman who has recently earned her master’s degree in art therapy only to find herself moving back home with her family, sending out countless résumés and waiting for the job offer that never comes. Unemployed and overwhelmed, Sherry retreats to her childhood bed and remains there until an unexpected employment opportunity gives her a renewed sense of purpose and hope. Tickets: http://www.svct.org/tickets/.

POSTPONED Comedian Kristal Adams at DNA’s Comedy Lab

DNA's Comedy Lab 155 S River Street, Santa Cruz

Kristal Adams is a comedian/podcaster living in Los Angeles, CA who recently won Best of Fest at the 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival! Kristal Adams is a stand-up comedian and podcaster living in Los Angeles, CA. She has appeared in Season 2 of Laugh After Dark on Amazon Prime Video, JFL's Straight Up, Stand Up series, Vidcon, SF Sketchfest and she most recently won Best of Fest at the 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival!In September 2019, Kristal was named Comic of the Week by the Jackie & Laurie Podcast. She is also the host of the podcast, Too Sensitive for Comedy and the co-host of A Simple Show in Hollywood!See Kristal Adams live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM on Saturday, March 21.--General Admission: $20adv/$25 doorLaughs-Rx*: $15adv/$20 door*Discounted Tickets for Those Most in Need:Seniors 62+, Students w/ ID, Active Duty Military, Veterans, Fixed- or Low-Income, Terminally Ill, Long-term Caregiver for a Chronic or Seriously Ill Loved One, Recently Widowed or General Bereavement, Alexander’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Pass (for use once in a blue moon; honor system here please)--Petri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 1 hr. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+

“Keep Calm and Laugh On” Fundraising Campaign for DNA’s Comedy Lab

To continue building community through laughter, we invite contributions that will enable creative programming in the face of COVID-19. How do we come together as a community when we’re being told to avoid public gatherings? Is it possible to stay connected even while practicing social distancing? Are laughter and entertainment even important right now? (Cue DNA’s bubbie and zadie in the Catskills in the 1950s: “If we didn’t laugh, we’d cry!”)At DNA’s Comedy Lab, we are re-evaluating our mission, “Building community through laughter,” and we invite you to explore with us. The elements of our mission, when held under a microscope, might appear as follows:“BUILDING” After building the local scene for over a decade, bringing stand-up comedy to Santa Cruz County bars, restaurants, coffee shops—even a barber shop on one occasion—plus outdoor stages, festivals, and numerous private parties, DNA and partners found a home in downtown Santa Cruz in the former Riverfront Twin Cinema in March of 2019. With three stages, including the lobby, DNA’s Comedy Lab produced 288 shows in the first year, before closing our doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, just one week before our first anniversary. Eddie Pepitone loved his audiences at the Lab. He promised, “I’ll come back any time,” and we intend for him to keep that promise. From the sold-out Rob Schneider show, to up-and-comer Emily Catalano (nurtured by DNA over the past decade and recently “killed it” on Conan), DNA’s Comedy Lab has become a hub of activity with a range of comedic presentations. In addition, the ... Read More

Chicano All Stars Band

The District Theater @ 7430 Monterey St Gilroy, California 95020

The Chicano All Stars Band is back! Expect another amazing performance from a local favorite at The District Theater.

Michigan Rattlers (POSTPONED)

Felton Music Hall 6275 CA 9, Felton

Doors 7pm // Show 8pm // Ages 21+ // $12 Adv & $14 Day of Show A note to our guests about the Corona virus from Felton Music Hall:At Felton Music Hall our lives revolve around community experience and live music. However, our priority at Felton Music Hall is the health and safety of our patrons, staff and community. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving corona virus COVID-19 situation and are following the guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Based on those recommendations, Felton Music Hall will be postponing all shows through the end of March. All tickets will be honored for the new dates.***This is a standing room general admissions show. There will be a limited number of chairs located in the back of the concert hall. Seating will be first come first served. The restaurant will be open for dinner starting at 4pm.Felton Music Hall Presents: MICHIGAN RATTLERSLifelong friends and deep-north natives, musical group Michigan Rattlers play heavy- hearted folk-rock with an aching dose of Midwestern nice. Graham Young (guitar), Adam Reed (upright bass), and Christian Wilder (piano) began writing music and performing together in their Northern Michigan high school. “Petoskey is a small place. Beautiful, but secluded. It’s hard to start a musical career in a place where there are more deer than people.” Still, they regularly played every bar, cafe, and stage in town, developing a musical chemistry informed by the likes of AC/DC, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger, ... Read More

B-Side Players

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley proudly presents the B-SIDE PLAYERS for a Saturday night Afro-Latin-Reggae-Cumbia-Funk Dance Party. https://www.thebsideplayers.com/The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band taking part in a new movement in popular music. A band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horndriven, polyrhythmic groove. They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix. The B-Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, latin flavored soul music. As an nine piece band the players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness. Meanwhile always keeping their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind body and soul.

PETTY THEFT (postponed)

The Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 2001 N Pacific Ave

B-SIDE PLAYERS

Moe's Alley, 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USA 101 Moss Ln

21+

Petty Theft – SF Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (CANCELLED)

The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz

Live at the Catalyst: Petty Theft - San Francisco Tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Unfortunately, due to the health concerns within our community, the Petty Theft show on 3/21 is being cancelled. Although most of our affected shows are being postponed, there was not a feasible reschedule date for Petty Theft. They will be coming back to the area as soon as they can. As a small business, being closed for the foreseeable future could have a serious impact on our ability to bring live music to Santa Cruz. We are asking all customers who are financially able to exchange these tickets for similarly priced tickets to a different show. Feel free to respond to this email with any show you would like to attend and we switch your tickets over. We greatly appreciate your support. Stay safe & stay healthy. Tickets: $20 in advance / $22 at the door

Leilani Wolfgramm with Kruel Summer & Ancestree (POSTPONED)

The Catalyst Atrium 1011 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz

Live in the Atrium: The Catalyst & California Roots present Leilani Wolfgramm A note to our guests about the Coronavirus:At The Catalyst, our lives revolve around community experience and live music. However, our priority is the health and safety of our patrons, staff, and community. We are closely monitoring the ever-evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and are following the guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).Based on those recommendations, as of Saturday the 14th, The Catalyst will be postponing all shows through the end of March. Events after that date are not affected and will continue as scheduled. All tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates. We will announce the new dates as soon as we have that information.We look forward to seeing you back on the dance floor in April!Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 at the doorwith support from Kruel Summer and Ancestree

POSTPONED Comedian Kristal Adams Late Show at DNA’s Comedy Lab

DNA's Comedy Lab 155 S River Street, Santa Cruz

Kristal Adams is a comedian/podcaster living in Los Angeles, CA who recently won Best of Fest at the 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival! Kristal Adams is a stand-up comedian and podcaster living in Los Angeles, CA. She has appeared in Season 2 of Laugh After Dark on Amazon Prime Video, JFL's Straight Up, Stand Up series, Vidcon, SF Sketchfest and she most recently won Best of Fest at the 2019 Big Pine Comedy Festival!In September 2019, Kristal was named Comic of the Week by the Jackie & Laurie Podcast. She is also the host of the podcast, Too Sensitive for Comedy and the co-host of A Simple Show in Hollywood!See Kristal Adams live at The Lab at 7:00 or 9:30PM on Saturday, March 21.--General Admission: $20adv/$25 doorLaughs-Rx*: $15adv/$20 door*Discounted Tickets for Those Most in Need:Seniors 62+, Students w/ ID, Active Duty Military, Veterans, Fixed- or Low-Income, Terminally Ill, Long-term Caregiver for a Chronic or Seriously Ill Loved One, Recently Widowed or General Bereavement, Alexander’s Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day Pass (for use once in a blue moon; honor system here please)--Petri Dish Cafe & Bar in the Lobby opens approximately 1 hr. prior to event startTheatre seating opens approximately 15 min. prior to event startThe show is 90 min. and recommended for ages 16+